AT 43 SF Wargaming a blast from the past

A month or so a go on our regular all day Sunday (2nd Sunday of the month)  I had a game of AT43 for old times sake with Dave using our mothballed figures.

AT 43 from the lamentably defunct rackham industries was an interesting SF Miniatures game similar to WH40K. The game had several factions Sundays game was between the Red Block and the Therieans


Above is the starting position for both sides Block on Left (obvisly comrade)  and the Therieans on the right. Note the other vital component of any game *Beer* 🙂 , Note that the Red Blok player had left the unit cards at home so I had to create proxy cards.


Going back to an old game was fun  and reminded us both how much we enjoyed the game I still have my wooden spoon from one of uk nationals held at games expo.


Early WW2 and Board games

Last week we had the usual mix of wargaming  and board games. First up we have an early war Russian vs German game more emphasis on infantry in this game as club members don’t have much early war armour.


Note the scratch built orthodox church.

We also had a couple of board games as we in  a haitus between RPG sessions.

Pandemic Call Of Cthulhu


We also played King of Tokyo which is a great little fast paced game unfortunately the pic I took of our games was out of focus to give you an idea of the game I found a pic off the internet.


Battle of Quatre Bras Demo Game at Campaign

Last weekend the club went to Campaign to show of this years demo game this year to co-incide with the 200th anniversary of Waterloo and the end of the Napoleonic wars we decided to do the Battle of Quatre Bras.

Quatre Brass was fought between Wellington’s Anglo-Dutch army and the left wing of the Armée du Nord under Marshal Michel Ney, was fought near the strategic crossroads of Quatre Bras on 16 June 1815, two days before the Battle of Waterloo.

Setting Up The table
Later On the Battle is in Full Swing

A close up of Gemincourt Farm

Gemincourt Farm

WW3 and a Skirmish In The Sand

Last Monday we had return to the 80’s with a ww3 games with the Walsall pact hordes as as Active Edge is initiated and the troops deploy into their Hide positions. At the same time, confused families are loaded onto buses and the evacuation begins. The troops will spend their blood to buy the politicians the 3 days grace they need to decide whether to apply M.A.D. or whether to capitulate. Ove and Steve Setting up the Table ww3-setup The Soviet Tanks Advance wp-tanks-advance Nato lies in wait waiting to strike at the other end of the table waiting-to-strike And in the woods a wombat lurks wombat-awaits A brewed up Tank later in the Game brewed up

We also had a small Skirmish between Saladin and the Infidel Franks.


The Frank leader advances

The Results where that the WP and Saladin won the day

Heroes of Normandie and Assorted Games

Last Monday we had a mix of games from a first try out of a kick-starter financed game Heroes of Normandie plus the usual mix for wargames and boardgames.

Heroes of Normandie WW2 strategy wargame inspired by Hollywood war movies. A tactical scale board-game opposing two players and two armies, with the Germans on one side and the Americans on the other. Players use order tokens to determine initiative and to bluff. While a single six-sided die determines combat, action cards are played to spice things up. Secretly plan your attacks and outwit your opponent. Block the opposing strategy and surprise the enemies. Deploy your units and don’t turn back!

Heroes of Normandie-1

Heroes of Normandie game inprogress


Chris has also made some very nice DIY trays to hold all the bits

Heroes of Normandie-2

We also had our regular Peter Guilder ww2 game this time a winter game in Russia


We also had  large black powder game- black powder is the rules set we are thinking of using for next years demo game black-powder


ww2 mid war game

More ww2 Soviet vs German last Monday gone saw the debut of some new scratch built terrain in a ww2 mid war soviet vs German match up.


Steve has built a nicely rundown Orthodox church to provide a focus for this battle – the domes remind me of the Olympic opening ceremony.


And a longer shot – note the detachable cross on top of the dome.



Battle of Paraitacene 317 BC – Campaign Wargames Show

A couple of week go the club visited the wargames show put on by Milton Keynes club – Campaign)

We took a different type of game this year opting to adapt the command and colours board game to a larger board and to use 15 mm figures. The game is unusual in that there are 4 players a side an overall general and left centre and right flank sub generals.

Paraitacene is a battle that occurred in the wars of the successors after Alexander the great died. between Antigonus (one eye) and Eumenes. It was fought in 317 BC.


You can see the layout later in the battle here with One Eye on the right.


A close up of elephants attacking note that these are scratch built models using Britains baby elephants as the base figure.

Campaign is held in Middleton hall and has a large attendance as this shot from the balcony of John Lewis shows.

campaign-wideshotWe also had blast from the past and a flying visit from Jim one of the founder members of the club and know to us as older types as the guy who ran the model side of Gascoignes in Bedford.